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In the Name of Italy: Nation, Family, and Patriotism in a Fascist Court

Maura Hametz

Abstract

Through the lens of the court case of Luigia Paulovich, a legal appeal filed with Administrative Court of the Council of State against the Prefect of Trieste in 1931, In the Name of Italy: Nation, Family, and Patriotism in a Fascist Court explores the world of Fascist justice, highlighting the interplay of Italian law and Fascist expectations against the backdrop of inherited cultural, political, and gendered beliefs. It sheds light on the nature of Fascist authority demonstrating the fragmentation of power, the constraints of dictatorship, and the limits of popular quiescence. Focusing on the ... More

Keywords: Fascism, women, justice, Italy, Adriatic, nationalism, legal system, italianità, surnames

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823243396
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823243396.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maura Hametz, author
Old Dominion University